"America's Next Top Model" contestant Eugena Washington has just been revealed as Playboy’s 2016 Playmate of the Year.
On Wednesday, Washington was joined by Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner, who made the big announcement at the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills.
After the big news, Eugena said, “It’s a great time for this. The world is changing. I hope this brings different eyes to the magazine and new audiences. This is a story and a chapter in my life to build around. I’m enjoying the ride, and right now I’m doing whatever I want to do, day by day. That’s how I live. That’s what my life is about. As long as I’m doing what I want to do, I’m happy. Right now, being a part of Playboy is what I want to do.”
Before becoming only the third black woman to nab the title, Eugena appeared in Playboy as the magazine’s December 2015 Playmate of the Month. She is also gracing the cover of Playboy’s June issue, which hits stands on May 20.